Bench designed by Hans J. Wegner for Johannes Hansen
Denmark, 1950s


Hans J.
Wegner is the father of Danish design and is well known for creating some of
the most iconic chairs of the past 100 years. The son of a cobbler, Wegner
brought Danish design to the international stage through his deep understanding
and enjoyment of wood as well as an eye for beautiful and ergonomic design that
had hitherto existed.

Wegner is seen as the most influential designer within the Danish movement and
his early innate ability with wood matured into the gift of an unprecedented
amount of over 500 beautiful and functional gifts to the pantheon of design.
Hans J Wegner brought Danish furniture to a world stage through his simple,
elegant and ergonomic chairs. His CH24 models still litter the offices of
design and architectural practices globally and his earliest pieces have become
rare design milestones in museums and galleries. Hans J Wegner is certainly one
of the most important designers of the 20th Century.

furniture was intended, as he said to be “as simple and genuine as possible, to
show what we could create with our hands, to try to make wood come alive, to
give it spirit and vitality, and to get things to be so natural that they could
only have been made by us.” Wegner’s success together with this design ethos
ensured that his impact on design was recognised with an honorary membership of
the Royal Danish Academy for the Fine Arts in 1995, and by being given an
honorary doctorate at Royal College of Art in 1997. Danish design is seen as
one of the most important creative movements of the 20th century and with
Wenger recognised as its father he is indeed one of the most influential
figures in modern design.

H: 30 cm / 11 3/4''
L: 120 cm / 47 1/4''
W: 43 cm / 17''

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